June 11, 2010

1860s Jacket

This is another garment from my 1860s wardrobe. It is a wool jacket that I made from a wool tablecloth and a Simplicity pattern. It isn't the most accurate garment, but it was made on short notice for a cold weekend event in late September.

5 comments:

SisterlyLove said...

That is so gorgeous! I love the color. I've been needing to make a coat for forever! This one is beautiful!

It was fun to see you the other day! Looking forward to our Young Victoria viewing!
Genevieve

SisterlyLove said...

OH! Happiness! I have a weakness for coats! Especially wool ones. =]
I love how you did the button tab thingumees! Very lovely!
Marguerite

Kathleen S. said...

That color looks so lovely on you! The sleeves are my favo favo style...the shorter, shaped edge kind...ah. :) Say, your backyard looks perfect for your historical photos, what with the weathered fence and all....

Are those just simple four-hole buttons, or something fancier? Coats are such a good chance to use larger, intricate buttons and not have them get lost! :)

Adelheide said...

Thanks everyone!

Yes they're just plain wooden buttons from the fabric store. I really was in a hurry to finish this and I didn't have time to research a period correct button. I figured wood was a safe choice :)

Miss Eyebright said...

Oooh, I love it! I always love jackets from historical periods. They are so pretty.